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Thursday, May 16, 2019
 
Vol. 18, No. 335
 
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NEW YORK ELECTION NEWS

New York Governor

  1. Cuomo Announces Results Of Underage Drinking Crackdown - WIBX AM 950, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
  2. TV’s Sandra Lee selling home she shares with NY Gov. Cuomo - WTOP, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
  3. New Marijuana Bill "Mirrors" Cuomo's Proposal - Spectrum News, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
  4. Radical Left Attacks & Tries To Silence Americans' Support of Second Amendment - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
  5. Joe Biden plans first New York fundraising blitz as a 2020 candidate for president - CNBC, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
  6. Time Is Running Out In Albany For Undocumented NYers To Get Driver's Licenses - Gothamist, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
  7. NY Senate OKs school bus cameras to catch passing drivers - Newsday, (Andrew Cuomo), May 15, 2019
US Senate

  1. Georgia 2020: Gillibrand treks to Atlanta to target 'heartbeat&rsquo... - Atlanta Journal Constitution, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  2. Kirsten Gillibrand: The NRA's greed leads to 'dumb' ideas like arming teachers - Washington Examiner, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  3. Kirsten Gillibrand on Fox News town hall: 'A lot of America happens to watch that network' - Washington Times, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  4. Gillibrand says Roe faces doom with Kavanaugh on Supreme Court - Washington Examiner, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  5. Sen. Gillibrand on Alabama's strict abortion bill - MSNBC, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  6. Why Is Everyone Running for President? It's a Billion-Dollar Industry. - Truthout, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  7. Democrats may fund parts of Trump's $4.5B border request - mySA, (Chuck Schumer), May 15, 2019
  8. Senate backs appeals court judge from Calif. as Dems protest - Star Tribune, (Chuck Schumer; Kirsten Gillibrand), May 15, 2019
  9. Senate's Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a 'Legislative Graveyard' - The New York Times, (Chuck Schumer), May 15, 2019
  10. Trump, Democrats Plan Infrastructure Follow-up on Funding - Bloomberg, (Chuck Schumer), May 15, 2019
New York Attorney General

  1. At the NRA, a Cash Machine Sputtering - The New York Times, (Letitia James), May 15, 2019
  2. Donald Trump Attacks New York City's Gun Laws - Law & Crime, (Letitia James), May 15, 2019
  3. The NRA is imploding. We have fancy clothes to thank for that. - The Washington Post, (Letitia James), May 15, 2019
  4. Leaked NRA Docs Bad News For LaPierre - TPM, (Letitia James), May 15, 2019
  5. States sue generic drug makers, claiming a conspiracy to fix prices - ConsumerAffairs, (Letitia James), May 15, 2019
  6. State AGs protest ALI consumer contract restatement ahead of May 22 vote - Reuters, (Letitia James), May 15, 2019
New York Comptroller

  1. Assistant treasurer for County Water and Soil District pleads guilty in theft | News, Sports, Jobs - Evening Observer, (Tom DiNapoli), May 15, 2019
New York City Mayor

  1. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce presidential bid - NBC News, (Bill de Blasio), May 15, 2019
  2. De Blasio asked about presidential run while celebrating 25th wedding anniversary - Page Six, (Bill de Blasio), May 15, 2019
  3. Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 presidential campaign Thursday - Washington Examiner, (Bill de Blasio), May 15, 2019
  4. Eric Trump Squares Off With Bill De Blasio: 'Our Great City Has Gone To Sh*t Under Your Leadership' - The Daily Caller, (Bill de Blasio), May 15, 2019
  5. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to run for president, sources say - Yahoo News, (Bill de Blasio), May 15, 2019
  6. Trump Supporters Crash NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio`s `Green New Deal` Rally - Yahoo News, (Bill de Blasio), May 15, 2019
Assembly Speaker

  1. "Stand up to Trump" bills advance in State Assembly - North Country Public Radio, (Carl Heastie), May 15, 2019
  2. Time Is Running Out In Albany For Undocumented NYers To Get Driver's Licenses - Gothamist, (Carl Heastie), May 15, 2019
  3. Buckling Up in the Back Seat May Soon Be Mandatory in New York - Wall Street Journal, (Carl Heastie), May 15, 2019
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Lower reading rates, shorter life expectancy, higher suicide rates: BP Oddo's council will tackle 'boy crisis' - SILive.com, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), May 15, 2019
  2. Time Is Running Out In Albany For Undocumented NYers To Get Driver's Licenses - Gothamist, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), May 15, 2019
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Geraldo Rivera Defends Rep. Rashida Tlaib During Fox News Appearance: 'She’s Being Taken Out Of Context In A Grotesque Way' - Newsweek, (Lee Zeldin), May 15, 2019
  2. Rep. Zeldin and House Republican Colleagues File Discharge Petition on Anti-BDS Package, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), May 15, 2019
  3. Rep. Zeldin Blasts House Democratic Leadership for Refusing to Identify and Crush Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Hate Within Congress, On College Campuses and Elsewhere, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), May 15, 2019
11th Congressional District - (Rose)

  1. Trial of Policeman in Eric Garner Case Too Little, Too Late - Rolling Stone, (Dan Donovan), May 15, 2019
  2. Rep. Max Rose's 'ghost gun' crackdown bill passes committee - News 12 Brooklyn, (Max Rose), May 15, 2019
  3. Nearly 7 years post Sandy, federal funds will help repair Prince's Bay marina - SILive.com, (Max Rose), May 15, 2019
  4. Rose’s Bill to Help Law Enforcement Address Threat of Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ Passes Committee, Congressman Max Rose - New York, 11th (D), May 15, 2019
  5. Politicians Hold Press Conference To Add Traffic Light - Shorefront News, (Max Rose), May 15, 2019
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Foreign Ops Funding Bill Includes Measures Targeting Trump's 'Policy of Protecting Life' - CNSNews.com, (Nita Lowey), May 15, 2019
  2. U.S. House members criticize Turkey over Russia ties - KFGO News, (Nita Lowey), May 15, 2019
  3. Westchester County Airport gets fed grant for runways - Mid-Hudson News, (Nita Lowey), May 15, 2019
  4. House Democrats Move To Block Any Additional Spending For Trump’s Border Wall - The Daily Caller, (Nita Lowey), May 15, 2019
  5. House Appropriators Give Lukewarm Support for Space Force, SDA - SpacePolicyOnline.com, (Nita Lowey), May 15, 2019
  6. House Appropriations Committee floats $700B defense budget in rebuke to Trump - Federal News Network, (Nita Lowey), May 15, 2019
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Chele Farley makes her case against Sean Patrick Maloney - City & State, (Sean P. Maloney), May 15, 2019
19th Congressional District (Delgado)

  1. Delgado Welcomes Petersburgh Family Testifying Before Congress on PFAS Contamination, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), May 15, 2019
  2. House Passes Delgado-Backed Legislation To Extend Benefits to Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), May 15, 2019
  3. Petersburgh woman talks PFOA problems, potential solutions - WNYT NewsChannel 13, (Antonio Delgado), May 15, 2019
  4. Congressman Delgado assembles new health committee - WKTV, (Antonio Delgado), May 15, 2019
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik Co-Leads The Cyber Ready Workforce Act, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 15, 2019
  2. Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act Passes House of Representatives, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 15, 2019
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Congressman Brindisi's 'Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act' passes House - WKTV, (Anthony Brindisi), May 15, 2019
  2. BRINDISI SECURES FEMA GRANT FOR BROOME COUNTY, Congressman Anthony Brindisi – New York, 22nd (D), May 15, 2019
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Lawmakers renew call to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill - ABC, (John Katko), May 15, 2019
  2. In repeat of 2017, Rep. John Katko blames Plan 2014 for Lake Ontario flooding - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), May 15, 2019
  3. Rep. Katko: Plan 2014 at Fault for High Water Levels Along Lake Ontario, State of Emergency in Oswego, Cayuga and Wayne Counties, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), May 15, 2019
25th Congressional District (Morelle)

  1. Western New York House delegation leads push for full implementation of pilot records database - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Joe Morelle), May 15, 2019
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Western New York House delegation leads push for full implementation of pilot records database - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Chris Collins), May 15, 2019
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Now Is the Time to Pass the Climate and Community Protection Act - Scarsdale10583.com, (Todd Kaminsky), May 15, 2019

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Bipartisan House Leadership Calls on Turkey to Cancel Russian Weapons Purchase, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), May 15, 2019
  2. Engel, LaMalfa Hail Federal Court Decision Not to Delay Implementation of New OPTN Liver Allocation Policy, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), May 15, 2019
  3. Engel Cosponsors Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), May 15, 2019
  4. Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on Executive Privilege and Congressional Oversight, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 15, 2019
  5. Nadler Leads NYC Members in Opposing Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 15, 2019
  6. Nadler, Murray, Scott Introduce Bill to End Forced Arbitration in the Workplace, To Allow Workers to Band Together to Enforce Their Legal Rights, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 15, 2019
  7. Chairman Nadler’s Statement on WH Letter Demanding the Judiciary Committee End Obstruction, Corruption & Abuse of Power Investigation, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 15, 2019
  8. Nadler, Bass & Judiciary Dems Probe DOJ Policing Policies & Handling of Pattern and Practice Investigations Nationwide, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 15, 2019
  9. Western New York House Delegation Leads Push for Full Implementation of the Pilot Records Database, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), May 15, 2019
  10. Higgins Announces House Passage of Legislation Providing Assistance to Blue Water Navy Veterans, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), May 15, 2019
  11. Westlake High School’s Hillary Avila Wins 2019 Congressional Art Competition, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), May 15, 2019
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Senate Passes Strong Transportation Safety Laws, New York State Senate: Press Releases, May 16, 2019
  2. Senate Supports And Protects Victims Of Domestic Violence And Sex Crimes, New York State Senate: Press Releases, May 16, 2019
  3. Senate Passes Gun Safety Legislation To Ban 3D Printed Guns, New York State Senate: Press Releases, May 16, 2019
  4. Senate To Celebrate ‘Fort Drum Day’ And Pass Veteran Benefits Legislation, New York State Senate: Press Releases, May 16, 2019
  5. Historic Hotel Opens at JFK, New York State Governor: Press Releases, May 15, 2019
  6. Attorney General James Announces Syracuse Home Improvement Contractor Sentenced For Violating Prior Civil And Criminal Contempt Order, Attorney General: New York, May 15, 2019
  7. Attorney General Letitia James Announces Settlement With Long Island Developer For Entering Into Sales Contracts At Prices Above Those Disclosed In Offering Plan, Attorney General: New York, May 15, 2019
  8. Assemblymember Phil Steck Introduces American Idol Top Three Contestant to the New York State Assembly May 13, 2019, Assemblymember Phil Steck: Press Releases, May 15, 2019
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. Bill For School Bus Cameras Heads To Cuomo's Desk - Spectrum News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 15, 2019
  2. New York Senate passes bill banning undetectable guns - syracuse.com, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 15, 2019
NY State Senate

  1. New bill on legalizing marijuana introduced in state Legislature - WBFO, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), May 15, 2019
  2. Strange bedfellows: Landlords, tenant advocates agree on rent aid legislation - The Real Deal, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), May 15, 2019
  3. State Senate Looks To Pass Bill Banning 3D Guns - Spectrum News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), May 15, 2019
  4. Gianaris, Constantinides Call On Mayor To Save Senior Center - Western Queens Gazette, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), May 15, 2019
NY State Assembly

  1. With Gov. Cuomo’s Support, New Yorkers Urge Lawmakers to Pass ‘Medical Aid in Dying’ - NBC Chicago, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), May 15, 2019
  2. Now Is the Time to Pass the Climate and Community Protection Act - Scarsdale10583.com, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), May 15, 2019
  3. SFCS Begins Next 100 Years; Honors Scarsdale's Sustainability “Dynamic Duo” - Scarsdale10583.com, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), May 15, 2019

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. AG Barr opens a second investigation of the Russia election attack probe - CNBC, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  2. Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits - CTPost, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  3. GOP scrambles to ease blow from Trump's trade war - Dayton Daily News, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  4. Graham encourages Donald Trump Jr. to plead the Fifth | TheHill - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  5. For Shanahan, it looks like a rocky road to defense secretary - DefenseNews.com, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  6. The worry about 5G: 'They control whether or not we communicate' - fifthdomain.com, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  7. Facebook’s FTC settlement could include 20 years of oversight - VentureBeat, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  8. AARP Endorses Credit for Caring Act - A New Federal Tax Credit to Help Family Caregivers Who Spend Own Money to Care for Loved Ones - Sierra Sun Times, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  9. Democratic lawmakers urge FEMA to help rebuild Vieques, Puerto Rico hospital - Caribbean Business, (Richard Blumenthal), May 15, 2019
  10. Senators in dark as U.S. sends home diplomats from Iraq - FOX13 Memphis, (Christopher Murphy), May 15, 2019
  11. NCAA to consider allowing athletes to profit from names, Sen. Murphy calls effort ‘far from enough’ - Hartford Courant, (Christopher Murphy), May 15, 2019
  12. Republicans stick with Trump on China -- but sound the alarm on other tariffs - WBAP News/Talk, (Christopher Murphy), May 15, 2019
  13. It's Time to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia - LobeLog, (Christopher Murphy), May 15, 2019

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Voting Issues

  1. Senate Democrats introduce bill requiring paper ballots amid election cybersecurity concerns - CNN, (Voting Machines), May 15, 2019
  2. Legal Eagles Jump into Voter Fraud Fray - Fort Worth Weekly, (Voter Intimidation), May 15, 2019

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

Democracy for America

  1. Dem facing primary challenge says he'll vote for LGBT equality bill | TheHill - The Hill, (Democracy for America), May 15, 2019
  2. Low US birth rates may affect entitlement programs - Yahoo Finance, (Democracy for America), May 15, 2019
  3. Elizabeth Warren takes 'hard pass' on Fox News town hall, calls network 'hate-for-profit racket' - GOPUSA, (Democracy for America), May 15, 2019

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Election Law Blog

  1. “FEC lawyers find evidence of illegal campaign contributions by Boston’s Thornton law firm, but commissioners dismiss complaint anyway”, May 16, 2019
  2. “Texas used money from the Help America Vote Act to help pay for its botched voter citizenship review”, May 16, 2019
  3. “Grasswho? Members raised hundreds of thousands, almost none from small donors”, May 15, 2019
  4. “Mueller Report Elicited A Lot Of Conversation — But Little Election Legislation”, May 15, 2019
  5. “Texas Attorney General again blocks U.S. House request for voter purge documents”, May 15, 2019

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